REVOLUTIONARY FLOW VERMONT
yoga & meditation
with Tracy Donahue
online on zoom.us
Saturday, 9:30 - 10:45am
ABOUT REVOLUTIONARY FLOW VERMONT
Yoga & Meditation, by donation
Weekly Yoga classes on zoom.us
While searching for relief from stress and anxiety that was affecting her quality of life, Tracy discovered Yoga in 1995. She quickly learned that it was the medicine she needed to help heal her exhausted mind and body, as well as to help her live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Since then Tracy has studied many different styles of modern Yoga, from the strict alignment of Iyengar to the graceful rhythmic movement of Flow. She has been teaching asana and Yoga philosophy since 2006 and holds certifications in Kripalu Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, plus an advanced certification in Flow Yoga. More recently Tracy has completed a five year long Sri Vidya Advanced Training Intensive and is an authorized lineage teacher. Sri Vidya is a Goddess centered tradition that has reached our modern day through a lineage of awakened masters. (Sri = Beautiful or Auspicious, Vidya = Wisdom, or of the Vedas.) .
Tracy has a very practical approach in teaching asana as a soft, sometimes flowing form, that gradually strengthens the container of the body for the inevitable increase of prana and the flow of shakti. In every class, whether a restorative floor practice or a high energy flow, there is an emphasis on changing the breath through movement, increasing awareness, and releasing as much unnecessary holding as possible. All of this is guided within a constant intention to de-sensitize the nervous system and heal and awaken all levels of being.
As a meditation guide, Tracy’s guidance is born out of the context of liberation which is the primary intention in the tradition of Yoga. This intention is one that goes beyond countering stress and anxiety, and instead addresses the root cause of human suffering which is ignorance, or forgetting who we are beyond our physical existence and the many different ways we present ourselves in the world. For this ongoing process of recognizing our true nature, we begin in meditation practices that deepen embodiment, relaxation, presence and awareness, on the meditation cushion as well as in the world and day to day living.
A passionate Yogini, Tracy is also a vegetarian animal lover, an enthusiastic organic gardener, and a childless feminist activist.
A 75 minute practice that aims for moving the spine in six simple directions while nourishing the hips and shoulders with easy movements. Includes gentle floor stretches, occasional standing postures and restorative poses. Over time we’ll deepen into more and more stillness and in-turn prepare the body and mind for deep relaxation and seated meditation in the final 15 minutes.
An energetic 75 minute practice moving the spine in at least six simple directions while aiming to open the hips and shoulders. The emphasis in this practice is engaging effort with just a light touch while exploring a wide range of movement across the body. This approach leads one to experience active embodiment, versus a workout with over effort. The movement eventually cools down with floor postures, deep relaxation and a brief meditation. This practice deepens one's connection to the breath and brings an overall sense of wellbeing.